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June 2019 - What's Happening @ LWLC: LGBT Pride Month

LGBT Pride Month

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the June 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movemement in the United States. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history.

Some pages in the Library's collection of electronic resources that look at various points-of-view regarding LGBT topics include:

5 Key Findings about LGBT Americans - 2017 article in Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends. Per changes in perceptions toward LGBT Americans, 5 key aspects of the US LGBT community are examined.

Born Gay? Origins of Sexual Orientation - Resource guide in

Gay Marriage - Resource guide in

LGBT in Changing Times - Article in Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends. Includes surveys and reports related to attitudes on sexual orientation and identity.

LGBT Voices: the Coming Out Experience - 2013 article in Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends.

Same Sex Marriage - Resource guide in Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Additonal Resources

Library of Congress - LGBT Pride Month collection includes the papers and contributions of Truman Capote, Audre Lorde, Margaret Meade, Kay Ryan, Walt Whiteman, Frank Kameny, and Bayard Rustin. 

StoryCorps - LGBT Collection includes recordings and blog posts from members of the LGBT community. 

Human Rights Campaign -  A national organization working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights.

Equality Alabama - A statewide human rights organization working to gain equal rights for Alabama's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens. 

Central Alabama Pride - Working to promote pride within and understanding between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and all other communities in central Alabama through education, public forums, and social activities. 

ALGBTICAL - Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama - A network for LBGT-supportive counselors. Page also provides links to general information and topics related to gender identification and issues.

Text: RA, NF

Books & eBooks

Here are some books and e-books accessible to ASU patrons that discuss LGBT subjects.

Text & selections: NF

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